Cultural Intelligence is an Acquirable Skill Set

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Cultural Intelligence is an Acquirable Skill Set
Sudheendra, Consultant, India, Member
A cultural misfit generally happens to be a business / organizational misfit irrespective of "Equal Opportunity" being practiced in these areas.
This is due to the feeling of alienation the culturally misfit person's behavioral aspects which might not be acceptable in the recipient society.
When there is a discord at such a grass root level, business or team working becomes difficult. Dress codes, manners, etiquette, usage of language etc are all indicators of culturally induced behavior.
An indifference of this type can occur or be visible in the person who is determined as a misfit even without his/her knowledge. Here is the learning or training part which can bring out such deficiencies and inculcate proper and relevant cultural behavior in people.
Expectations of a cultural nature are different not just with geography, but also upbringing, conditioning, age group and not to forget, religion plus a host of other factors.
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Cultural Relocation / Adaptation
Osama Kamal, Management Consultant, Egypt, Member
Newcomers in a culture have to be willing to perform some cultural relocation. It is a mind set that has to be adapted. I recently moved to Qatar. Cul...Sign up

Cultural Re-orientation
Sudheendra, Consultant, India, Member
Totally agreed Mr. Kamal, we create misfits (or avoid creating them) by trying to promote our own people irrespective of caliber or requirement. The h...Sign up

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